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About Donn Short

Dr. Donn Short is an Associate Professor at Robson Hall Faculty of Law. His current research employs qualitative methods to measure the effectiveness of safe school legislation and equity policies in high schools. He is the author of Don't Be So Gay! and Am I Safe Here? both published by UBC Press. Dr. Short is the founding editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights.


Present Associate Professor, University of Manitoba School of Law
Present Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Human Rights, Titles and Affiliations

Research Interests

Bullying, School Violence, Safe School Policies, Youth Culture, Legal Pluralism and Informal Regulation, Sexuality and Law, and Narrative and Popular Culture

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Honors and Awards

  • Raymond G. Herbert Q.C. Award, U.B.C.
  • Patrons of U.B.C. Law Review Scholarship, U.B.C.
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon Prize in Law
  • Peter W. Hogg Graduate Award, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Harley D. Hallett Award, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Law Foundation of British Columbia Fellowship
  • duMaurier Arts Award (Theatre)
  • Jessie Award (Theatre)
  • Writing Out Award (Theatre)


  • Human Rights Law
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Education Law
  • Law, Education and the Governance of Schools
  • Trusts Law
  • Property Law
  • Contracts

Contact Information

Room 305F 224 Dysart Rd
Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada, R3T 2N2
tel: 204.474.9030
fax: 204.474.7580


Sexuality and the Law (5)

Bullying; Safe Schools (4)

Religion and the Law (2)